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Aug 3, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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I have a couple of these growing in my lawn. Trying to figure out if I should yank them or leave them. Does it look familiar?

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Aug 3, 2015 5:56 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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We call that a cottonwood around here
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Aug 3, 2015 6:10 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Agreed.
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Aug 3, 2015 6:10 PM CST

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I think that Betula pendula ,
stalk red brown white commas?
Populus not so wavy edges of the leaves
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Aug 3, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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thanks, Jennifer! I think you are right that it must be a tree!!
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Aug 3, 2015 6:24 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Cottonwood--as in poplar? Do you have a link for that? When I look it up, I get leaves that look quite different. Sad
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Aug 3, 2015 6:38 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Well, I don't even know the proper name! LOL

I just know it looks like snow around here end of May, beginning June. Then all these darn seedlings come up everywhere!! Grumbling

Everyone calls them cottonwoods
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Aug 3, 2015 6:40 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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oh, I've always wondered what tree was producing all the cottony seeds floating through the air! Cottonwood is the perfect name! I think maybe they're called poplars up here? Shrug!
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Aug 3, 2015 6:40 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Populus deltoides perhaps?
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Aug 3, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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I'm not sure! To me, the leaves on mine don't look as triangular as the leaves I'm seeing when I google it. Confused Shrug!

Here's a photo from the internet:
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here's mine:
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To me, the shape looks different. Confused Shrug! But maybe I don't really know what to look for?
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Aug 3, 2015 7:03 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
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Here's a little one.
I think they are the same.
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Aug 3, 2015 7:28 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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If I remember in the morning I will take pics of the ones I have not pulled out yet
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Aug 3, 2015 11:03 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
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Both Populus deltoides and tremuloides (Cottonwood and Quacking aspen) have leaf stems that are flat. Are they flat? It could still be some other poplar, but I am guessing it is something else.
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Aug 4, 2015 4:49 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Here are pics of one of mine
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Aug 4, 2015 7:07 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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The cottonwoods around here were very prolific this year. Heavy "snow" for almost two weeks. Hate those things.
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Aug 4, 2015 8:25 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I'm leaning towards Betula (Birch) as bamira referred to earlier but it's just a guess on my part because I'm not good at identifying or comparing photos. It's been a long time since I've been in the Northeast but there are a couple of Birches that are native to that area of the U.S. and the leaves just reminded me of birch for some reason.

For comparison, scroll down these pages and enlarge the leaf images:

B. nigra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
B. lenta: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
B. pendula, autumn foliage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
http://mobile.floridata.com/Pl...

When googling, I found this list of native plant list of Maryland, Va. & West Va.: http://www.plantnative.org/rpl... that might be of help.
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Aug 4, 2015 8:32 AM CST
Name: Lauri
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I'm surrounded by cottonwoods and they often have odd shaped leaves when they first come up. Your photo looks just like the ones that sprout out of my lawn all the time.
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Aug 4, 2015 8:45 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I found this leaf photo of Eastern Cottonwood in the database for comparison, enlarge for a better view:
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Aug 7, 2015 9:17 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Here is a close up shot I took this evening. I am not sure how to judge whether it has a flat stem or not. I guess it must be the Populus deltoides.

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Aug 7, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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This is the flat stem I am talking about. This IS a pic of Populus deltoides, and the leaf stem is slightly twisting to show the flatness.
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